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Alternative Treatments For Senile Purpura
I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot.?
Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more
We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
1 small red purpura on leg no itch. Lab = drug reaction. Doc says senile purpura. Now rust color, Same dx? Daily aspirin. Platelets MVP CBC normal.
Not a disease:
An isolated purpuric patch in someone taking aspirin is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Standard removal: The standard of care is the performance of phacoemulsification removal in a surgical eye operative suite. This is certainly true for senile cataracts which are those which occur in the aged. ...Read more
Not typically: Estrogen therapy is no longer the treatment of choice for post menopausal osteoporosis, due to an increased risk for cardiovascular events. Estrogen-like medications called serms can be used. The major class of medication for osteoporosis are bisphosphonates such as fosamax, actonel, boniva (ibandronate). However, short term estrogen treatment can be consider for severe postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more
None: None that I know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain (Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more
Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more
No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed by an eye doctor and sometimes a neurologist as well. 90% of people with pseudotumor are obese females and weight loss, sometimes modest amounts, can be a highly effective treatment. ...Read more
Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Psychotherapy, medication, electro convulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), light therapy, diet, exercise, herbal therapy (St. Johns Wort), music therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis, and others ...Read more
Yes, but check in.: Depression may be helped by daily physical activity, a regular meditation practice, and counseling. In addition, there are some natural remedies that may be helpful in certain cases such as saint john's wort and s-adenosyl-methionine. However, if you suffer from depression, it is important to work with a health care professional and get the help you need. Sometimes that means synthetic medicine. ...Read more
Combo: Many patients with severe chronic pain require a combination of meds (non-opioid). Examples may be nsaids like Naproxen or toradol, membrane stabilizers like gabapentin, some anti-depressant meds and topical meds like Lidoderm patches all depending on cause of pain. These patients may benefit from interventional pain procedures, biofeedback, cognitive therapy, exercise therapy and more... ...Read more
Pain specialist: Suggest you contact your pain specialist or neurologist who could best answer this. ...Read more
Do you have GERD?: Have you been dignosed with gerd? If it is related to gerd then follow the treatment recommendations. Alternatives treatments (pills?) may not help but I think eating fresh fruits and vege's and parsley leaves might besides proper daily home oral hygiene. If you let bacteria grow on you teeth and gums, they will produce the sulfur compounds that cause bad odors. So get soft tooth brush and floss. ...Read more
No and yes:
If your thyroid is low, and you live in the us, take thyroid replacement.
If your thyroid is overactive or the problem is a lump in your thyroid you should see a thyroidologist as there are many choics of treatment. ...Read more
Yes, for sure: If they are mild to moderate there are otc creams - ask a good pharmacist for recommendations. If severe, see your doctor for advice and in extreme cases some do minor surgery if necessary. Hope your are mild. Feel better soon! ...Read more
No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more